What does outpost mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outstation, outpostnoun

    a station in a remote or sparsely populated location

  2. frontier settlement, outpostnoun

    a settlement on the frontier of civilization

  3. outpostnoun

    a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops


  1. outpostnoun

    A military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops.

    The outpost did not have enough ammunition to resist a determined assault.

  2. outpostnoun

    The body of troops manning such a post.

    Sgt. Smith fleeced most of the rest of the outpost of their earnings in their weekly game of craps.

  3. outpostnoun

    An outlying settlement.

    Beyond the border proper, there are three small outposts not officially under government protection.

  4. Etymology: out + post

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outpost

    owt′pōst, n. a post or station beyond the main body of an army: the troops placed there.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. outpost

    A post or station without the limits of a camp, or at a distance from the main body of an army. The troops placed at such a station.

Anagrams for outpost »

  1. opt-outs, opts out, out-tops

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outpost in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outpost in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of outpost in a Sentence

  1. Suzanne Scott:

    If Galaxys Edge had been set on Tatooine, fans would have enjoyed scrutinizing every detail against Galaxys Edge cinematic counterpart, in creating Black Spire Outpost, they get all the appeal and familiarity of a spaceport/border planet, plus all of the creative freedom.

  2. Natalia Humenyuk:

    We can state that a powerful rocket artillery assault that we have been conducting for some time, during the entire military operation, on this small enemy outpost has achieved its goal. They truly understood that they have to do the right thing, gathered their things and got out as soon as they could.

  3. John Druckenmiller:

    We’re an outpost. We’re still kind of unheard of here, but we’re getting more and more attention.

  4. Thorsten J. Pattberg:

    Harvard has de facto become a Chinese outpost.

  5. Greg Abbott:

    We in Texas have been left to our own devices to fend for ourselves, just like we're some outpost somewhere along some territory that the federal government doesn't care about anymore, it's not like it was with President Trump. He cared about Texas. He stepped up to Texas. He built the wall in Texas.

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    the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    • A. downsizing
    • B. fancy
    • C. odometer
    • D. assault

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